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Inside the controlled life of a Lakers Girl

Professional sports cheerleaders are very much in the news these days as former Raiders cheerleaders and other professional sports team cheerleaders are suing their former employers for restrictive, and sometimes ludicrous, demands.

This American Life decided to delve into the life of a professional team cheerleader and find out just how much control the teams have over the lives of cheerleaders and dance teams.

It turns out a lot.

[This American Life]

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